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The Global Legal Studies Center of the Law School received a $50,000 award from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to create a cross-campus human rights program. Professor Heinz Klug, GLS director (left), and Professor Steve Stern, vice provost for faculty and staff, lead the new program.
A $5 million gift by John and Tashia Morgridge will support endowments for faculty chairs in Child and Family Nursing and Health Systems Innovations in the School of Nursing. Their latest gift comes in honor of their dear friends Mary and Carl Gulbrandsen.
Before he became director of Visitor & Information Programs, Steve Amundson played football, basketball and baseball for Madison La Follette High School in the early 1980s — earning the most fame in basketball, where he led the Lancers to the 1982 WIAA Class A state title. On June 5, he will be inducted into the Madison Sports Hall of Fame.
The Wisconsin Law Journal included UW Law School Dean Margaret Raymond among the 27 outstanding female attorneys and judges named as 2013 Women in the Law. The award recognizes women who have made their mark on Wisconsin’s legal community
Gilles Bousquet, dean of international studies and vice provost for globalization, will rejoin the faculty in July after taking leave to serve as UW-Eau Claire’s interim chancellor during the 2012-13 academic year. Guido Podestá has agreed to continue in an interim role until the search for a permanent dean has taken place.
Kay Reuter-Krohn started at University Housing as a live-in student affairs coordinator in Witte Hall. Now associate director of housing and director of residence life, Reuter-Krohn has announced her retirement and is reflecting on a long career of helping students navigate their way into independence and adulthood.
Mark Lefebvre, senior vice president for principal gifts at the UW Foundation, has been a champion of UW people, programs and projects for almost 30 years. He’ll depart the foundation this month. “It was here I found great animating ideas,” Lefebvre said of UW-Madison. “It was here that I found the best expression of the Wisconsin Idea.”
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James Thomson, who first derived human embryonic stem cells in 1998 and reprogrammed human skin cells into induced pluripotent stem cells in 2007, has earned the McEwen Award for Innovation from the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR).
The Graduate School has announced the winners of Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation named professorships, Vilas Professorships and Vilas Associates.
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PwC US representatives have presented a donation of more than $1.1 million to the Wisconsin School of Business to pay for a professorship and support programs for students. Part of the gift will fully fund Terry Warfield‘s position as the PwC Professor in Accounting for the next five years.
The Office of Community Relations, the Community Partnerships and Outreach (CPO) Staff Network and the Morgridge Center for Public Service are seeking nominations by March 22 for Community-University Partnership Awards to recognize the work of faculty, staff and students and their community partners as they address pressing public issues in Madison and the surrounding region.
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Three members of the faculty have been awarded prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowships. The fellowships are awarded to promising young researchers in the early stages of their careers.
Claudio Gratton, associate professor in the Department of Entomology, won a prestigious fellowship. John Fallon, emeritus professor of cell and regenerative biology, received a lifetime achievement award. Paula McCarthy Panczenko, executive director of Tandem Press, is the new president of the International Fine Print Dealers Association.
Bacteriology professor Timothy J. Donohue has been elected president of the American Society for Microbiology. The society is the oldest and largest life science membership organization in the world.
Nineteen early-career faculty are participating in a program designed to improve undergraduate education by receiving professional development in teaching and learning.